Utah State vs. Montana State - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Montana State Bobcats (0-0) at Utah State Aggies (0-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -21.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montana State Bobcats will match up against the Utah State Aggies in college basketball action Tuesday.
Montana State managed to go 15-17 overall last season. The Bobcats had a 11-9 record in Big Sky Conference play, which left them in sixth place overall.
In the Big Sky Tournament, The Bobcats managed to dispatch Idaho in the first round 75-71. In the second round versus Eastern Washington however, Montana State didn’t fare as well and fell 90-84 to end their season.
Over on the Utah State side, they’re coming off a promising campaign in 2018-19, going 28-7 overall and 15-3 in the Mountain West. That left the Aggies as regular-season co-champions.
Utah State plowed through the conference tournament, dispatching New Mexico, Fresno State and San Diego State on the way to the title. Things didn’t go so well for the Aggies in the NCAA Tournament though, as they lost 78-61 to Washington in the first round.
The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Montana State is 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and the over is 5-1 in their last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 overall. Utah State is 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games and the over is 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games.
Montana State had a few pretty good stretches in 2018-19, including a four-game win streak and a run where they went 6-2 toward the middle of the season. The Bobcats lost some steam as the year ran down though, and they lost their last four straight road games as part of a 2-4 run to close out the year.
Utah State is opening up the year with some promise, and most people think they’ll do well in Criag Smith’s second year at the helm. I’m inclined to agree, and I think the Aggies will jump out to a confident start. I’m going Utah State here.